Coal Cos. Polluting W.Va. Waterways, Enviros Say

Law360, New York (March 14, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- Environmental groups on Wednesday sued three coal companies in West Virginia, claiming they are discharging pollutants from surface mines into federal waters in violation of the Clean Water Act and the Surface Mining and Control Reclamation Act.

The Sierra Club, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy allege that surface mines operated by Consol of Kentucky Inc., Alex Energy Inc. and Fola Coal Co. LLC are releasing pollutants into two West Virginia creeks.

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Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Inc. et al v. Consol of Kentucky, Inc.


Case Number

2:13-cv-05005

Court

West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

March 13, 2013


Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition et al v. Fola Coal Company, LLC


Case Number

2:13-cv-05006

Court

West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

March 13, 2013


Case Title

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition et al v. Alex Energy, Inc.


Case Number

2:13-cv-05008

Court

West Virginia Southern

Nature of Suit

Environmental Matters

Judge

Robert C. Chambers

Date Filed

March 13, 2013

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